|Northern Saw Whet Owl|
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
One will attend here in the Fall for Electrical Engineering.
The other will transfer to here in the Fall to study Environmental Biology.
So, Breathe I say to myself, so many changes coming our way .. . . . so many changes coming their way. Somehow together we will make it through. Life will be so very different with these changes. It has been a long route to get here. Essays, references, visits, interviews, tours. I hope that they will both have wonderful positive college experiences. One day at a time for all of us. These 2 colleges are about an hour apart. Paul Smith is in the heart of the ADK. 30 minutes from Lake Placid. Clarkson is further north and west. -25 can be a norm not an exception on a winters morning.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
a wonderful little video at Daisy Yellow . . . I decided to take a break from chores and play . . . this is hard for me to do as there are so many things that pull my attention and time. . . . I had lots of fun and love the bright colored papers I now have to use in other creative projects. I right away made some postcards to send out to a few friends. Maybe you will want to see Tammy's video and get out your paints!!! You won't be disappointed.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
|Honeycomb that we found all over after a big wind,but we do not know for sure where it came from, we possibly think from an Owl house we have high in a tree.|
|The tools of spring . . . . gloves, trowel, and cutters . . . Finally a few good days to work outside, tiring, and fulfilling all at the same time.|
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
|the bunny came!|
|Asparagus Cheese Tart|
|Doughnut Bread Pudding|
|After dinner walk in nearby park- on a ridge Trail|
|Love all the bright colors!!|
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
" Before the budswells, before the grass springs, before the plow is started, comes the sugar harvest. It is the sequel of the bitter frost; a sap run is the sweet goodby of winter"
So for maybe 4-5 years now we have been tapping trees and making our own Syrup. We usually get between 1-2 gallons of Syrup - 40-80 gallons of Sap, we just can it in Jam jars in different quantities. We all have our jobs in the process. Tapping, collecting sap daily 1 or 2x. Boiling the sap down, finishing it off, canning it, and of course baking with it and consuming it! Fresh Maple Syrup on good vanilla Ice Cream just can't be beat!!! Get out and find your local Maple Farmer if you live in the Northeast. Yum Yum Yum!!! One of our favorite spring family traditions!!!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
|Saw-Whet Owls about 8 inches - quite small|
|Short eared Owl|
|Short Ear Owl Flying|
|Snowy Owl on Fence|
|Long Ear owl- blends in very well|
|Another Snowy Owl|
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|Pussy Willows and Sunlight and Maggie!|
|Maybe where our ceiling friends have gotten in . . .???|
|Finally Winter Aconites!|
|Snowdrops just today!|
|3 days ago 3-31|